Don's Lighthouse Grille continues to please with every visit. While the menu is heavy with excellent seafood choices, there are enough other choices to please everyone. Because there are tree distinct dining areas, bar seating, a dining room with a cathedral ceiling and a room beyond that, the noise level makes conversation pleasant. Service is always attentive. Good range of wine choices. Weekly specials are attractive. A solid choice!
The dining room was quite empty but we were seated directly next to a table that was very close (one of the people at the other table had to move their chair so we could get to our table) where we could hear their whole conversation. That really put a damper on things and we probably should have asked for another table. The food was good, but not great, especially for the cost of the dinners. The waitress was attentive and the view was nice.
service was remarkable, seafood was awesome. my sons steak was a little dry and for dessert the cheesecake was mediocre. we liked everything about the restaurant and definitely will be back.
We have several nice places to dine; however, for any special occasion, Don's Lighthouse is the place to go for a great meal and outstanding service. The gal that took care of us on Saturday has always gone above and beyond in making the evening special. The food is great, but making the evening special took her talents and attitude.
We had an amazing dinner. This was my first time dining here and also my girlfriends birthday dinner . Our experience was definitely well above what could have been expected.
Nice cozy place for a nice quiet intimate dinner.... Server was very friendly and attentive !!!
Are table was available for our reservation. Appetizers and drinks were great. The filet and scampi was cooked perfectly! We will be back!!!
Food was great, but the poor service by our waiter made my friend’s Birthday dinner a flop. It took quite awhile for our waiter to greet us and when we were ready to order, he walked over and said “I have to do something else, so I’ll come back when I’m free”- very rude! My friend’s steak was cooked well-done instead of medium and when the manger walked by, he was kind enough to replace it (he was extremely helpful); however, our waiter was clearly upset that we spoke to his manger. Lastly, the creme puff was completely frozen in the middle and when we tried telling the waiter, he was just too busy to stop by and help. I think our overall experience would have been much better if we had a different server but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.
We met a friend for Happy Hour. Wine, Don's Manhattan, and other drinks were excellent. Happy Hour menu was tasty. Mussels were terrific, crab cakes were small. Our server Mary was very attentive, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We believe service is of the utmost importance and Mary went over and above. All and all, the three of us had a delightful time and enjoyed the food and beverages. Thanks again to Mary. We will be back...
My husbands Portuguese stew was not good ,soft shell crabs had much breading on them,
My Steak Oscar was very tough
This was my first visit. I enjoyed the wine, service and the meal I chose. I will visit again and tell friends about my service.
Awesome food, amazing service. Don’s never disappoints my dinner club!
Food was excellent. Atmosphere was excellent. It was a bit noisy due to a couple of large parties. We were celebrating a special occasion (my daughter's college graduation). I thought they might have given her a dessert or something or at least acknowledged it since I put it on my reservation. Overall, a very nice place!
Great atmosphere and service! Wonderful food!
Don’s has been around for years and thrives on its good reputation for fresh seafood and great service. While the decor seems a bit tired, service and food quality were excellent. My walleye and our daughter’s grouper were prepared flawlessly and tasted delicious. My wife’s halibut was also tasty, if a bit over cooked. Baked brie appetizer and salads were very nice. Overall we would be happy to go back to Don’s to try some of their other dishes.
It was our Anniversary and we dine there several times a year. Love the food, service and atmosphere.
Best darn rainbow trout with stuffed goodies. The sauce complimented the dish. I felt like a winner from start until the end of dinner.
Always enjoy your establishment.
Our server was excellent and so was dinner.
Ha! I see below this window one that says "Upload Photos" ...
We are of a certain age and prefer to eat our food rather than take a picture of it.
Excellent as usual! Portuguese Seafood Stew was outstanding.
took my boyfriend on a date for his birthday I’ve been there before but it was his first time needless to say he loves it the food was good can’t remember her name but our server was very nice and the dresset was awesome as well I definitely recommend this place to anyone
We're frequent diners at Don's. Have recently written a couple of very positive reviews. This visit was up to the same high standards. We are never disappointed with the food, the service or the ambiance. Great location for a pre-Playhouse Square show dinner.
We generally save Don’s Lighthouse for special occasions like Mother’s Day and New Year’s Day. However, their happy hour menu is a great deal and the food is just as good as their main menu.
Great historic building, atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Beautiful food presentation. The place for seafood. AND a terrific Vegan Tofu Stir Fry that was fantastic.
We had a wonderful special diner close to home . service was wonderful and the food exceptional and to know the history of it as well a very special evening
My wife took me there for my birthday and from start to finish the food and service was fantastic. They made my day very special.Great job😁
manager gave us the apps because it took a little longer to get them and free dessert for our anniversary. Will come back soon, thanks. Love the fact that they take time between courses and allow us to talk and relax. Great job!!!!
We always enjoy the Fishmarket salad and the Lobster Bisque. We come back in the fall for the Taste of New England. Always a favorite for birthdays too.
Mine was delicious
Very good food and wine selection. The service was quick and very friendly.
Very accommodating. Good food. Great service.
Consistently outstanding food with service to match.
Had the surf and turf special. Was delicious. Steak was tender and lobster was flavorful.
Whenever I eat at Don’s, it is always a great experience.
First time ever here. The service was excellent and well paced to enjoy conversation with friends.
Had the house wine which was good. Soup and meals were perfectly prepared and delicious.
The only knock I have is the restrooms really need updated. Not a pleasant odor in the men’s room and was the only negative.
My husband and I had a great last minute dinner at Don’s ... I had the Portuguese seafood stew and he had the walleye... I LOVED the seafood stew and he enjoyed his walleye. Drinks were good and our waitress was very attentive. Looking forward to another dinner at Don’s when we can also enjoy a nice sunset over the lake.
We were seated promptly upon arrival and enjoyed the wine list. The appetizer sampler was great and our entrees (Faroe Island Salmon and Rainbow Trout - see photo) were also excellent. We were apparently there earlier than some of the wait staff as we had to ask to have our water glasses refilled. Later in the meal, this wasn't an issue as attendants came on shift.
Desserts were yummy although the creme brulee was in a deep ramekin and was still chilly at the bottom.
Overall, very good experience. Will surely visit again and recommend!
It was our anniversary , we were so happy with our choice, we didn’t want a chain restaurant and we were visiting Cleveland area, Don’s Lighthouse was perfect. Carol was patient with us and helpful in deciding what to order. Next time we are in the area we will be back.
Haven’t been there in 40 years and it was still as great as it was then. The food was fabulous. The service was great. Can’t wait to go again.
Food & service excellent. The man seating our group was especially rude to me. I got there a bit early to change the number of people from 6 to 7. He was very unpleasant and said I should have called first. I will not be going back there ever.